Mar 1, 2014 9:42pm EST
would rather not have to worry about. ,ost: jim in new york democratic caller. a greatthere is publication that i doubt anyone from cnbc would think about reading. they are getting very interesting statistics in california. they say in california during growing season they use over 60 million gallons of water. also, they say by growing plants, it sucks up as much electricity as 29 refrigerators. they also talk about damage is being done to the environment by the way it is being grown in california. i agree that california might get around this, but it is doing a lot of damage to the environment the way it is being done in california. as it turns out, i did see that piece. the legalizers would say that is why this needs to be legalized. you go out into the wilderness in california, yes, they are using tremendous amounts of pesticides, herbicides and who knows what. the environmental this action is quite phenomenal. this is marijuana growth outside the law. the legalizers would say that is one more reason to bring it under a state jurisdiction, because that way the environmental
Feb 26, 2014 7:00am EST
democrats. picture of him with a kentucky democrat in louisville yesterday. himes.e talking with jim the national finance chairman of the house democrats. we will be talking about the 2014 field coming up in about five minutes or so. have a bit of time left. go to doug in wake forest, north carolina on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: thank you. for decades, the ar american people of wondered why the middle east continues to blow itself up. the interpretation of ancient transcripts. i would like to say that one of you to the people of arizona for helping us find ourselves on the same path. host: let's go to john in florida on our line for independents. caller: i knew this was going to be the first piece when i heard about it yesterday. -- i'mm not hearing is hearing a lot of religion and atheists. i'm not hearing the simple question, is a naturally echo you come down to the issue, nobody wants to talk about homosexuality the act. they talk about two people in love. a nice, romantic, rosy picture. when you talk about the act itself, is that a natural act? is a natural for
Mar 3, 2014 7:00am EST
. we are offering insurance in certain cases. jim is from illinois and next on the republican line. caller: good morning. a fascinating program. .wo questions for your guest you mentioned about the small business exchange and whatnot. my understanding is the small business mandate has been delayed for two years. i was wondering if you could talk about the circumstances surrounding that delay. also, the cms study methodology. why would some businesses see their premiums go up, and other businesses see their premiums go basicallythey are all buying into what is essentially the same market. guest: it small businesses have fewer than 50 full-time employees, they do not have to buy insurance. probably the most significant part of the delay is between 50 and 99. they do not have to comply until 2019. the 50-99 was the biggest delay. , they looked at the time preowned affordable care act and then post and it is the changes involve how they rate for risk. saw a copy of the report. paving. these was going to say is businesses, if they want to switch employees, they can switch them to llc's.
Feb 28, 2014 7:00am EST
story, mr. speaker, from a senator, jim davis, from my home state who was a county commissioner and now a state senator. mr. meadows: i asked him why do you have such a hard time balancing the budget here in the state? and he gave me two words -- unfunded mandates. and why is that? because we continue to pass regulation after regulation after regulation, send them down to the states, ask the states to deal with them, the states say, well, we don't have money to implement this, they send it even further to the county government, so what happens? property taxes go up at the local level. state income taxes go up there. all because we believe that we know what is best here in washington, d.c., on how to implement rules and regulations. mr. speaker, i would suggest that during the first term of the obama administration we saw a 10% increase in regulatory budgets. now, that's a 10% increase in regulatory budgets when the average american hardworking taxpayer saw their budgets go down. there's something wrong with this, mr. speaker, and as we start to look at that, there was a study in 2011, a